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Re: Procmail battles

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> writes:
 > The out-of-the-box selinux policy for FC5 was somewhat broken for
 > procmail, particularly if you wanted to forward mail as an action.
 > Paul, what log files are you trying to write, and what the the "adv:
 > denial" messages you see in /var/log/messages when procmail tries to
 > write to this log?

My long term goal is to filter incoming CVS mail to reformat it and
resend it.  Not an easy task, for me anyway, so I thought I'd just
start real simple by playing with and learning procmail filters.  Real
basic stuff.  Nothing worked.  So out of desperation I tried just
logging to ~/procmail.log.  Didn't work.  Eventually I concluded by
reading /var/log/messages that this weird bizarre message:

        May 13 21:22:04 roamer kernel: audit(1147569724.815:39): avc:
        denied { search } for pid=26417 comm="procmail" name="log"
        dev=dm-0 ino=4128796 scontext=system_u:system_r:procmail_t:s0
        tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=dir

might have something to do with it.  And I guessed correctly that
SELINUX was at play.  Of course, I am now ready to put out a contract
on the bastards that inflicted selinux upon us, but I'll get over that
in time.  Meanwhile I'd dearly love to know what those bastards had in
mind for cleanly informing Users that, "Sorry, we are not letting
procmail do your bidding because ... and here's what you need to do to
make us happy ... Happy Hacking".  

 > Gregory, is /save/home/$USER the home directory for $USER?
 > What's the output of:
 > $ ls -laZ /save/home

This means nothing to me, not being Gregory.  Is he one of those
bastards? :-)


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